New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 leak hints at possible fingerprint sensor

A new leak has hinted at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 possibly coming with a fingerprint scanner in tow...

With the official launch just a day away, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is back in the news again, this time with an intriguing leak. Prolific leaker Evleaks, through a tweet, has now revealed a full list of the APK files that will make an appearance in the Note 3.

Apart from the all apps that come pre-installed due to TouchWiz, an interesting APK file, codenamed FingerprintService.apk, was also spotted. This could hint at the Galaxy Note 3 possibly coming with a fingerprint scanner. Fingerprint scanning technology on smartphones is not a new idea. The technology, however, has not seen widespread adoption owing to valuable hardware space being used up to fit the scanner and its sensor.

A few smartphone manufacturers may be changing their minds about this, though. An earlier leak revealed the possibility of the HTC One Max coming with a fingerprint scanner. Apple, too, may plan to pitch in with a fingerprint scanner being sported in the upcoming iPhone 5S. The news is far from certain, though, and it is possible that smartphone companies may not bring this feature to the final products.

 

New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 leak hints at possible fingerprint sensor

The Galaxy Note 3 may come with a fingerprint scanner

 

A quick recap about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 shows that the company’s latest iteration of the blockbuster phablet may sport a 5.7-inch full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Internally the Note 3 may come with two variants, one sporting a Snapdragon 800 SoC while the other should come with a 1.8GHz Octa-core Exynos 5420 processor.

 

The device should sport a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabalisation as well as the latest Android 4.3 OS and a 3200 mAh battery. The Note 3 could also come with three storage capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Additionally a fresh set of rumours have suggested that the phablet will have 2.5 gigs of RAM as opposed to 3 gigs. With the official Samsung event lined up for tomorrow, users who have been itching to get their hands on the device may not have to wait for too long.

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